Awesome work by the author and the narrator. This science and historical work is as much interesting as it is beautiful. I loved it from begin to end.
The author wastes a lot of space trashing religious belief in Newton's time. Frustrating defect. Not enough science for me.
Anyone other than this blowhard.
No. Galileo was NOT tortured because he tried to change the order of things. Look it up. This book is filled with nonsense and bad history. I doubt the author did any research at all.
I tend not to listen to audiobooks very intently, but I found this one grabbing my attention time and time again.
This is one that I plan to verbally recommend to people.
Great material; unfortunately the narrator takes it upon himself to over-dramatize the materials, adding unnecessary emphasis again and again. His constant insertion of joking and mocking tones of voice and his clear infatuation with his own sonorousness, becomes increasingly obvious and irritating as the book goes on. It's a shame because the book itself is good.
It wasn't the best book I've read on Royal Society and how modern science was shaped. A bit chaotic and patchworkish story. A few interesting fact. It's good if you want to start with RS overview and then dig into details with other titles.
I am a retired high school science and math teacher.I love listening to science, religion, and philosophy audiobooks.
This audiobook seems perfect. There is a ton of science history with many minute details. The reader is excellent.
This piece should be required reading for all high school science teachers. Anyone with an appreciation of the great scientists of history would greatly enjoy this work.